How to start running and not get injured (well try)

Your aim this year might not be to run a marathon (never say never, but maybe not just yet) BUT it might be to start running. Running is one the easiest types of exercise to do. It’s free, it can be done anywhere (even when you are on holiday – if you are really keen) and YOU can dictate how …

Top tips for your first London (or any) marathon

It is the New Year! Time to recover from the festive season and try and stick to your resolutions. IF you last year, in a fit of excitement (or stupidness), signed up for your first ever London Marathon it also means, gulp, training has (or should of ?) started. We know – April 22nd seems a long way away, but …

More Regent’s Park Running! Plus 6 x 400m

So my previous posts have included running around Regent’s park. One thing I haven’t mentioned though is that it’s a perfect 5 km loop. Brilliant if you are training for an event, gives you a nice whole number to work with. It has to be a favourite run of mine, mainly because it’s all about health and activity in London. …

Load your tendons – they like it.

Tendons are great, they connect muscle to bone and allow us to produce unbelievable force and attenuate weights of up to 8-10 times our own body weight. It’s pretty difficult to rupture a tendon but if you step on that football pitch, squash court or pogo up and down at a One Direction gig – without any recent exposure to …

The Importance of Good Landing Mechanics

  Possessing good landing mechanics is important for the majority of athletes in todays world, from MMA athletes, to Basketball players. However, due to the demands of their sport, the importance of landing effectively in long distance runners is critical. Landing with bad technique can place a great deal of stress throughout the kinetic chain and can end careers prematurely if …